With the arrival of Djed Spence, Tottenham have now signed six new players. However, the only transfer which is still stirring a lot of talks both among pundits and fans is a £60million deal for Richarlison.
The 25-year-old played a key role in Everton’s relegation battle, scoring 10 goals in the previous campaign. At the beginning of June, Barcelona and Chelsea also showed great interest in ultra-versatile attacker, but Tottenham acted quickly.
According to former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, the Brazilian international may cause a headache for Antonio Conte amid the fact that Harry Kane, Son and Kulusevski are guaranteed starters right now. Richarlison may lack minutes.
Speaking exclusively to Express Sport, Redknapp said:
“Not sure on Richarlison really. Not sure where he’s going to play, if he’s going to play. He looks to me if he doesn’t play he’s not the type of lad that’s going to be a happy bunny. If he’s not in the team I think he will be a problem.
“But if he is in the team, he will have to play up there with Son, and Kane in behind. Whether he plays three at the back, two in the midfield, I’m not sure yet.”
“But if he’s not the starting line-up I think he could be a problem at Tottenham. The jury’s still out on Richarlison for me but I like their other signings. The squad looks strong. I like the lad from Brighton, Bissouma. That’s a strong signing.”